This print is related to the film The KKK Boutique Ain’t Just Rednecks, produced by Camille Billops and her husband, James Hatch in 1994. The film addresses stereotypes, racism, and the violent history of the United States.
In this print a Black woman, an Asian woman, a White woman, and people dressed as members of the Klu Klux Klan are all intermixed in the scene. The Image of crosses, burning, and not burning, are also prevalent in this print.
From the Artist:
THE "KKK BOUTIQUE" AIN'T JUST REDNECKS The print is about the racism of the KKK and most hidden, the other people- the White women, Asian women, Black women. In other words, the print is saying we all have racism (through the act of throwing the cross) not just poor white people.
The KKK is an acronym for the Ku Klux Klan, a military white-supremacist organization that commits violent and racist acts against people of color.
Sculptor, archivist, printmaker, and filmmaker, Camille Billops was born in Los Angeles, California. Billops earned a BA from California State College, an MFA from City College of New York, and a Ph.D., from the D’Universite of Paris-Sorbonne, Fra...Read More